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Clean Sweep Program
The Clean Sweep Program is a personal diagnostic assessment and a tune-up for your life. The idea behind this popular program is that by strengthening the accompanying 100 items in your life, you will reduce stress, increase your energy and attract better people and opportunities into your life. Take the test and give Pam a call to discuss your results and raise your score!

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Coachability Index
How coachable are you? Are you ready to be coached? Take this checklist and see.
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Recommended Reading

Business Success
E-myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About ItE-myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It

A completely revised edition of the groundbreaking bestseller that provides the key ingredients to developing a prosperous small business venture.

Career
Finding Your Own North Star: How to Claim the Life You Were Meant to Live Finding Your Own North Star: How to Claim the Life You Were Meant to Live

Do you feel that your life has taken a wrong turn and you don’t know how to get back on track? This book provides a step-by-step programme to put you on course again. Aimed at everyone, it shows you how to recognise your deepest desires, examines why they have been forgotten and then gives practical advice on how to fulfil them. Helps you identify your dreams and goals. Lets you repair unconscious beliefs and emotional wounds that may be blocking your progress. Provides a map to guide you through your life changes. Takes you through every stage from recognising your dream to planning its implementation. Motivates you throughout with thoroughly tested case studies, questionnaires, and exercise. Written with inspiration, wit and wisdom, Finding Your Own North Star is a trusted companion for your new life journey.


Now What?: 90 Days to a New Life DirectionNow What?: 90 Days to a New Life Direction

“You hate your job. You’ve been downsized. Something just doesn’t seem quite right. Maybe, you need to consider a different direction. Now What? makes the process of finding that “it” much easier. The books takes the reader through twelve weeks (90 days) of looking within, finding one’s life purpose, and then integrating this information into everyday life. Key to this search is the life blueprint which when followed sets out the way to living a meaningful life, the life each of us was meant to experience.”

Communication
Fierce Conversations: Achieving Sucess at Work and in Life One Conversation at a TimeFierce Conversations: Achieving Sucess at Work and in Life One Conversation at a Time

Fierce Conversations is a way of conducting business. An attitude. A way of life.

Communications expert Susan Scott maintains that a single conversation can change the trajectory of a career, marriage or life. Whether these are conversations with yourself, partner, colleagues, customers, family or friends, Fierce Conversations shows you how to have conversations that count.

Scott reveals how to:

  • Overcome the barriers to meaningful conversations
  • Express who you are and what you believe
  • Confront tough issues with courage, confidence and sensitivity
  • Overcome fear to get to the heart of the problem
  • Inspire followers, attract believers and build visions that become reality
  • Bring about real change through talking
  • Encourage others to reveal their true opinions.

Packed with exercises and questionnaires to help you have the best conversations possible, Fierce Conversations will revolutionise the way you communicate.


Leading with Questions: How Leaders Find the Right Solutions by Knowing What to AskLeading with Questions: How Leaders Find the Right Solutions by Knowing What to Ask

In Leading with Questions, internationally acclaimed management consultant Michael Marquardt shows how you can learn to ask the powerful questions that will generate short–term results and long–term learning and success. Throughout the book, he demonstrates how effective leaders use questions to encourage participation and teamwork, foster outside–the–box thinking, empower others, build relationships with customers, solve problems, and much more. Based on interviews with twenty–two successful leaders who “lead with questions,” this important book reveals how to determine which questions will lead to solutions in today’s complicated business world.

Leadership
How to change things when change is hardSwitch: How to change things when change is hard

We all know that change is hard. It’s unsettling, it’s time-consuming, and all too often we give up at the first sign of a setback. But why do we insist on seeing the obstacles rather than the goal? This is the question that bestselling authors Chip and Dan Heath tackle in their compelling and insightful new book. They argue that we need only understand how our minds function in order to unlock shortcuts to switches in behaviour. Illustrating their ideas with scientific studies and remarkable real-life turnarounds – from the secrets of successful marriage counselling to the pile of gloves that transformed one company’s finances – the brothers Heath prove that deceptively simple methods can yield truly extraordinary results.


The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All LevelsThe First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels

Whether challenged with taking on a startup, turning a business around, or inheriting a high-performing unit, a new leader’s success or failure is determined within the first 90 days on the job. In this hands-on guide, Michael Watkins, a noted expert on leadership transitions, offers proven strategies for moving successfully into a new role at any point in one’s career. The First 90 Days provides a framework for transition acceleration that will help leaders diagnose their situations, craft winning transition strategies, and take charge quickly. Practical examples illustrate how to learn about new organizations, build teams, create coalitions, secure early wins, and lay the foundation for longer-term success. In addition, Watkins provides strategies for avoiding the most common pitfalls new leaders encounter, and shows how individuals can protect themselves-emotionally as well as professionally-during what is often an intense and vulnerable period.


What Got You Here Won't Get You ThereWhat Got You Here Won’t Get You There

What Got You Here Won’t Get You There provides an intriguing look into the fine distinctions between those who climb to the top of the corporate ladder and those who fall just short, while everyone applauds their fall. All of us have trouble seeing ourselves how others see us. In this book, Marshall Goldsmith hits the bullseye regarding that problem by describing his unique methods for coaching candidates for top jobs in their respective fields.

And it gets better! Dr. Goldsmith also reveals what he usually finds so skillfully and in such intricate detail that you’ll see the shadow of yourself spread out across the pavement in front of you.

Personal Development
The Power of Purpose: Creating Meaning in Your Life and WorkThe Power of Purpose: Creating Meaning in Your Life and Work

Positions the critical importance of ‘calling’ and a sense of purpose in achieving a full, productive, and contributory working life Provides a detailed and practical process for identifying the work we are meant to do in a step-by-step and spiritually-aware process.

About the Author: Richard J. Leider is a founding partner of The Inventure Group, a coaching and consulting firm in Minneapolis, Minnesota devoted to bring out the natural potential in people.


Authentic SuccessAuthentic Success

Are you living a successful life? Have you got a vision? Do you enjoy your work? Are your relationships thriving? Previously released under the title Success Intelligence, Authentic Success examines how to enjoy real, soulful success while living in a manic, busy, and hyped-up world. Robert Holden is the creator of a unique program—called Success Intelligence—used worldwide by artists and writers, entrepreneurs and leaders, and also global companies and brands such as DOVE, the Body Shop, the BBC, and Virgin. This landmark book is an invaluable guide to genuine success and happiness. The themes of Authentic Success include creating a vision for your life, work, and relationships that doesn’t get lost in sick hurry, identifying what the REAL YOU really wants, and discovering the real purpose of your life, freeing your mind, liberating your talent, and attracting more effortless success, conducting a Busyness Audit, giving up Destination Addiction, releasing dysfunctional independence, and overcoming your fear of success, and learning why happiness is the key to greater inspiration, creativity, and meaningful success.


Authentic SuccessThe Power of TED (*The Empowerment Dynamic)

The Power of TED*(*The Empowerment Dynamic) provides a unique and hopeful way of responding to challenging times. This fable explores the shift in mindset from a Victim Orientation – and its “drama triangle” dynamics between the roles of Victim, Persecutor and Rescuer – to a Creator Orientation and its antidote roles of Creator, Challenger and Coach. How to make this “shift happen” elicits hope for a more resourceful way to respond to life experience.